Kasel chicken jerky recall – pet food safetyby Karyn Zoldan on Mar. 03, 2013, under Animal News, Pet Health & Safety
Received March 1 or 2 (forgot to check mailbox)
“Dated Feb 20, 2013
Dear Costco Member,
Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO is voluntarily recalling ALL PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED AT THEIR DENVER, COLORADO FACILITY FROM APRIL 20, 2012 THRU SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 due to possible salmonella contamination.
The best by dates/lot codes included in the recall are Best By 0420213 DEN through Best By 10032013 DEN. Costco’s records indicate that you may have purchased Nature’s Deli 3 lbs Chicken Jerky product with the lot codes affected this voluntary recall. If you have this specific lot codes please stop using the remaining product and return it to your local Costco for a full refund.
Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products and humans are at risk for salmonella poisoning from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the pet products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Should you have any questions regarding this letter please contact Kasel Associated Industries at 800-218-4417.”
The person I share my Costco membership with received this letter in the mail.
Yeah, I have some questions: I wonder why — if the product was produced as far back as almost a year ago — does it take so long for the awareness of possible salmonella? What transpires in between? I also wonder when the product was first put on the shelf? Questions for the 800 number…